Learn how to become better equipped to approach problems from different perspectives. This helps you combat the self-confirming mindsets you develop by spending time in the company of similar-minded people.
(energetic rock music) … - Have you ever got in a heated debate with someone … who passionately believes the opposite … of what you passionately believe? … How did you respond? … Did you vow never to see them again … or never to broach that topic with them? … It's amazing how humans can have … such polar opposite opinions on topics, … from sports to politics to religion … to how you raise your kids. … These are all potential areas of conflict. … And we all believe that we're right. … The situation is exacerbated … by the social media filter bubbles that we find ourselves in … because we tend to hang around … with similar-minded people who just confirm our beliefs … and give us a skewed impression … that everyone else thinks the same way as we do. … But clearly they don't, … and it's really helpful to understand that. … Today's exercise is all about broadening your perspectives. … And I will be honest, … it may make you feel a bit uncomfortable. … I want you to go along to some of the news …
- Describe how to alter perspective and viewpoint.
- Identify problems in an environment.
- Generate ideas that are not ordinary or obvious.
- Generate ideas by combining and borrowing.
- Describe the importance of criteria in forming a judgment.